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The Twilight Zone Season 2 Episodes

29 Episodes 1960 - 1961

A collection of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales.

Episode 1

King Nine Will Not Return

Fri, Sep 30, 1960 30 mins

The survivor (Robert Cummings) of a WWII bomber crash finds no trace of his crew---but sees jet aircraft overhead. Doctor: Paul Lambert. Psychiatrist: Gene Lyons. British Officer: Seymour Green. Nurse: Jenna McMahon.

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Episode 2

The Man in the Bottle

Fri, Oct 7, 1960 30 mins

Prosperity proves problematic when a genie grants four wishes to a pawnbroker. Castle: Luther Adler. Genie: Joseph Ruskin. Edna: Vivi Janiss. Mrs. Gumley: Lisa Golm. German Officer: Peter Coe. German Officer # 2: Albert Szabo. Revenue Man: Olan Soule. Rod Serling is the host.

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Episode 3

Nervous Man in a $4 Room

Fri, Oct 14, 1960 30 mins

A thief (Joe Mantell) is unnerved after his contact gives him his latest assignment. George: William D. Gordon.

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Episode 4

A Thing About Machines

Fri, Oct 28, 1960 30 mins

An irascible writer (Richard Haydn) hates his mechanical devices---and the feeling is mutual. TV Repairman: Barney Phillips. Edith: Barbara Stuart. Policeman: Henry Beckman. Intern: Jay Overholts. Telephone Repairman: Lew Brown. Written by Rod Serling.

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Episode 5

The Howling Man

Fri, Nov 4, 1960 30 mins

Shrieks echoing through a monastery lead a guest (H.M. Wynant) to a prisoner, who monks claim is the devil. Brother Jerome: John Carradine. Prisoner: Robin Hughes. Housekeeper: Ezelle Poule. Brother Christophorus: Frederic Ledebur.

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Episode 6

Eye of the Beholder

Fri, Nov 11, 1960 30 mins

With her head bandaged, Janet Tyler wonders if doctors have succeeded in fixing her face. Doctor: William D. Gordon. Janet's Nurse: Jennifer Howard. Smith: Edson Stroll. Leader: George Keymas. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 7

Nick of Time

Fri, Nov 18, 1960 30 mins

William Shatner plays a superstitious newlywed who becomes convinced of the accuracy of a penny fortune-telling machine. Pat: Patricia Breslin. Counter Man: Guy Wilkerson. Mechanic: Stafford Rep. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 8

The Lateness of the Hour

Fri, Dec 2, 1960 30 mins

A young woman (Inger Stevens) grows weary of the servants, all robots built by her father (John Hoyt). Mrs. Loren: Irene Tedrow. Nelda: Mary Gregory. Robert: Tom Palmer. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 9

The Trouble with Templeton

Fri, Dec 9, 1960 30 mins

A Broadway actor yearns for the past---and the wife who died soon after they married. Sydney Pollack plays the brash director. Booth: Brian Aherne. Laura: Pippa Scott. Marcel: Dave Willock. Barney: Charles Carlson. Freddie: Larry Blake. Eddie: David Thursby.

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Episode 10

A Most Unusual Camera

Fri, Dec 16, 1960 30 mins

Thieves find their latest heist includes a camera that snaps pictures of the future. Chester: Fred Clark. Paula: Jean Carson. Woodward: Adam Williams. Waiter: Marcel Hillaire. Racetrack Tout: Artie Lewis.

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Episode 11

Night of the Meek

Fri, Dec 23, 1960 30 mins

Art Carney plays a department-store Santa who finds a magical bag of gifts after getting drunk---and fired---on Christmas Eve. Dundee: John Fiedler. Policeman: Robert Lieb. Woman: Kay Cousins. Bartender: Val Avery. Sister Florence: Meg Wyllie.

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Episode 12

Dust

Fri, Jan 6, 1961 30 mins

On the day his son is to be hanged, a father buys "magic dust" from a peddler who claims it will save his son. Sykes: Thomas Gomez. Gallegos: Vladimir Sokoloff. Luis: John Alonso. Canfield: Paul Genge. Sheriff: John Larch. Mrs. Canfield: Dorothy Adams. Estrelita: Andrea Margolis.

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Episode 13

Back There

Fri, Jan 13, 1961 30 mins

Russell Johnson ("Gilligan's Island") plays a modern man suddenly transported to the date of Lincoln's assassination. Police Sergeant: Paul Hartman. Millard: Raymond Bailey. William: Bartlett Robinson. Wellington: John Lasell. Patrolman: James Lydon. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 14

The Whole Truth

Fri, Jan 20, 1961 30 mins

A used-car dealer can't tell a lie after buying a jalopy from an old man who claims it's haunted. Hunnicut: Jack Carson. Grimbley: Loring Smith. Young Man: Jack Ging. Young Woman: Nan Peterson. Old Man: George Chandler. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 15

The Invaders

Fri, Jan 27, 1961 30 mins

There is no dialogue in this story of a rural woman (Agnes Moorehead) who battles to repel two creatures from another planet. Rod Serling is the host.

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Episode 16

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Fri, Feb 3, 1961 30 mins

A bank clerk (Dick York) finds that he's able to hear other people's thoughts, which leads to trouble. Miss Turner: June Dayton. Mr. Bagby: Dan Tobin. Smithers: Cyril Delevanti. Sykes: Hayden Rorke. Driver: Frank London.

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Episode 17

Twenty-two

Fri, Feb 10, 1961 30 mins

Confined to a hospital, a dancer (Barbara Nichols) continually imagines being led to the morgue---where there's a vacancy. Doctor: Jonathan Harris. Barney: Fredd Wayne. Morgue Nurse: Arline Sax. Day Nurse: Mary Adams. Night Nurse: Norma Connolly. Airline Agent: Wesley Lau. Ticket Clerk: Joseph Sargent. Rod Serling is the host.

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Episode 18

The Odyssey of Flight 33

Fri, Feb 24, 1961 30 mins

After a freak acceleration through the sound barrier, a passenger-flight crew loses all radio contact. Captain: John Anderson. Craig: Paul Comi. Hatch: Sandy Kenyon. Purcell: Harp McGuire. Jane: Beverly Brown.

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Episode 19

Mr. Dingle, the Strong

Fri, Mar 3, 1961 30 mins

Burgess Meredith plays a meek man turned strong thanks to a Martian experiment. Bettor: Don Rickles. Bartender: James Westerfield. Callahan: Edward Ryder. Martian No. 1: Douglas Spencer. Venusian No. 1: Donald Losby. Venusian No. 2: Greg Irvin. Written by Rod Serling.

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Episode 20

Static

Fri, Mar 10, 1961 30 mins

A radio recaptures the "good old days" for an elderly man (Dean Jagger). Vinnie: Carmen Mathews. Ackerman: Robert Emhardt. Roscoe Bragg: Arch Johnson. Rod Serling is the host.

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Episode 21

The Prime Mover

Fri, Mar 24, 1961 30 mins

A pre-"Beverly Hillbillies" Buddy Ebsen plays a gentle man whose telekinetic powers are abused by his greedy partner (Dane Clark). Kitty: Christine White. Sheila: Jane Burgess. Nolan: Nesdon Booth. Hotel Manager: Robert Riordan. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 22

Long-Distance Call

Fri, Mar 31, 1961 30 mins

A grandmother dies after giving her grandson (Billy Mumy) a toy telephone, but it turns out she may only be a phone call away. Chris: Philip Abbott. Sylvia: Patricia Smith. Grandma: Lili Darvas. Peterson: Reid Hammond. Doctor: Henry Hunter. Rod Serling is the host.

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Episode 23

A Hundred Yards Over the Rim

Fri, Apr 7, 1961 30 mins

Cliff Robertson stars as an exhausted 1847 westward pioneer whose scouting ahead takes him into the 20th century. Mary Lou: Evans Evans. Joe: John Crawford. Doctor: Ed Platt. Martha: Miranda Jones.

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Episode 24

The Rip Van Winkle Caper

Fri, Apr 21, 1961 30 mins

Thieves emerge from suspended animation to spend the gold they pilfered 100 years before. Farwell: Oscar Beregi. DeCruz: Simon Oakland. Brooks: Lew Gallo. Erbie: John Mitchum. Man on Road: Wallace Rooney. Woman on Road: Shirley O'Hara.

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Episode 25

The Silence

Fri, Apr 28, 1961 30 mins

An aristocrat (Franchot Tone) bets $500,000 that a talkative acquaintance can't keep quiet for a year. Tennyson: Liam Sullivan. George: Jonathan Harris. Franklin: Cyril Delevanti. Written by Rod Serling.

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Episode 26

Shadow Play

Fri, May 5, 1961 30 mins

No one believes a convicted murderer (Dennis Weaver), who insists that events are only part of his recurring nightmare. Ritchie: Harry Townes. Carson: Wright King. Priest: Mack Williams. Jiggs: William Edmondson. Carol: Anne Barton. Coley: Bernie Hamilton. Phillips: Tommy Nello.

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Episode 27

The Mind and the Matter

Fri, May 12, 1961 30 mins

Shelley Berman plays a man who's fed up with society and uses mind power to effect changes, which bring second thoughts. Henry: Jack Grinnage. Landlady: Jeane Wood. Rogers: Chet Stratton.

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Episode 28

Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?

Fri, May 26, 1961 30 mins

An alien tracked to a diner could be any one of seven snowbound bus passengers. Ross: John Hoyt. Ethel: Jean Willes. Avery: Jack Elam. Perry: Morgan Jones. Padgett: John Archer. Haley: Barney Phillips. Kramer: Bill Erwin. Rose: Gertrude Flynn.

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Episode 29

The Obsolete Man

Fri, Jun 2, 1961 30 mins

In a bookless society, a librarian (Burgess Meredith) is condemned to death for being obsolete. But he may not go alone. Chancellor: Fritz Weaver. Guard: Harry Fleer. Subaltern: Joseph Elic. Rod Serling is the host.

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